Racism Inside And Outside Schools

698 Words3 Pages
Racism inside and outside races and in schools In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee racism in schools was shown when Scout went to school. When all of the students found out that her dad was helping Tom Robinson, they said her father was a “nigger lover.”(Lee 87) In current event, Yorkshire primary schools recorded 3,018 racist incidents while secondary schools recorded just over 2,000. At a high school in Ontario a Korean kid got charges pressed on him, and suspended after being bullied and punched in the nose. After the other students found out about Atticus helping Tom Robinson win his case, all Scout and Jem heard in school was that their dad was a “nigger lover.” The Korean kid in Ontario got charges pressed on him and suspended after being punched and bullied. Racism and prejudice inside and outside, same races, and schools still happen today. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird there was a lot of racism in and out of the schools. As we both know Tom Robinson was accused of rape from Mayella Ewell. But in the court room when the judge is speaking to Tom, we as an audience realize that he did not rape her. From her story to the scar nothing matches up to what she is saying, but because he had an all white jury, they found him guilty. “As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day, but let me tell you something and don’t forget it-whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich of a family he comes from, or how fine of a family he comes from, that white man is trash.”(Lee 223) “Why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a Negro comes up, is something I don’t pretend to understand.”(Lee 100) In current events, Schools are tarnished by 5,000 racist incidents. “Experts say racism in schools reflects what children are hearing in their homes and communities.”(Pg. 1 Paragraph 3) These

More about Racism Inside And Outside Schools

Open Document